Russia will lead next month "Vostok-2018" or "East-2018", the largest military maneuvers since 1981, said Tuesday the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigu.
Nearly 300,000 soldiers, 36,000 armored vehicles, more than 1,000 planes, helicopters and drones will participate in the Vostok-2018 exercises, which will be the biggest maneuvers in Russia since the Zapad-81 exercises, the Russian Minister of Defense told reporters. Sergey Shoigu Defense
Exercise "Vostok-2018", which will take place from 11 to 15 September, will involve 300,000 soldiers, about 36,000 military vehicles and more than 1,000 aircraft from the Eastern and Central Military Districts of Russia and the North Fleet, said Mr. Choïgou to the journalists
Military maneuvers will take place with the participation of units of the Chinese army and the Mongol army,
The maneuvers are preceded by a number of preparatory exercises and a large-scale inspection from August 20 to 25.